Coronation Street bosses 'doing all they can' amid coronavirus outbreak fears

Coronation Street bosses are doing all they can amid coronavirus fears.

The outbreak has disrupted much of the entertainment industry, with film releases and festivals pushed back over the health scare.

And Nathan Graham has revealed how producers for the ITV soap are coping with the condition.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, the star – who plays who plays footballer James Bailey – explained: ‘Yeah, I think there’s concern everywhere… 

‘But we’re just going by what the government is saying and we’re taking it day by day, really.

‘We’ll see what happens.’

Just last week, it was confirmed that a cast member had decided to self-isolate over coronavirus fears, after returning from holiday.

The star, who has not been identified, was not showing any symptoms but wanted to take a precaution.

A Cobbles spokesperson later confirmed that, after seeing a medical professional, they would be able to return to work.

‘The Coronation Street cast member referred to in reports this morning has been advised by health professionals that they are not required to self isolate, following this advice they will be returning to work when they are next scheduled to film,’ they told Metro.co.uk.

‘The initial decision was taken as a precautionary measure.’

Industry bosses around the world have taken measures against coronavirus, with the release of a string of the most anticipated Hollywood films being delayed.

The A Quiet Place sequel has been briefly pushed back, while James Bond’s No Time To Die and the next instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise being pushed back to November 2020, and April 2021 respectively.

Nathan’s words come after Tom Hanks revealed himself and wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for coronavirus, and were self-isolating in Australia. 

In a message shared on Instagram, the Cast Away legend told fans: Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. 

‘We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive.’

‘Well, now.  What to do next?  The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.  Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? 

‘We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!’

Offering an update on 13 March, he added: ‘@ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. 

‘We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. 

‘There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? 

’Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx.’

Good Morning Britain continues on weekdays, at 6am, on ITV.

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